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Are You Suffering From Allergies? (part-2)  Your Food Is Your Medicine

Are you suffering from Allergies? (part-2) Your food is your medicine


In Part 1  we discussed about symptoms of allergies and allergens responsible

for your allergies. You come to know that Allergens are the trigger

of allergic reaction and not the cause. Actual

cause of the allergies is your food habit. Due to

westernization, you have developed

habit of eating more of junk food and

ready to eat/drink food. Which contains

lots of artificial ingredients like coloring agents,

flavoring agents, preservatives etc. which

harm your inner health. they make your immunity very low and

to fight against such allergens, you need to

develop a strong immunity. Immunity

is not developed within few days rather it requires

long period. So, you need to start adopting

good eating habit as soon as possible. Also,

you need to maintain your meal timings and you

need to take adequate sleep to boost your immunity.

Following are few nutrients that can help you to combat your allergy

#1 Quercetin:

It is antioxidant- bioflavonoid which helps you to block the release of

Histamines. & thus, it can reduce your allergic reaction.

You need to take this for long period of time as it takes 3—4 weeks before

quercetin becomes effective.

Good vegetarian sources of quercetin are:

  • Red & yellow capsicum
  • Onion
  • Tomatoes
  • Red apple

Quercetin is present in the peel, so

wash  it properly and have it with the peel except onion.

#2: Bromelain:

This anti-inflammatory enzyme helps you with the

absorption of quercetin.

Thus, it increases the effectiveness of quercetin.

Good vegetarian source of bromelain is:

  • Pineapple

#3 pantothenic acid:

If your adrenal gland is week, then it will

make you more vulnerable to allergies. To make

your adrenal gland strong, you need pantothenic acid.

This pantothenic acid helps you to boost the

function of your adrenal glands.

Good vegetarian sources of pantothenic acid are:

  • Whole grains
  • Nuts
  • Green leafy vegetables.

While allopathy does help you to tackle the allergic reactions

very nicely, do consider taking alternative medicines like

Homoeopathy & Ayurveda to “cure” your allergies.

That’s all for today.

See you next Tuesday with another Tuesday Tip.

Till then…. take care.

Stay home stay safe.

Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life

Dr Bhumita Makwana

Your Dietitian & Homoeopathic Physician

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